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on the Sellette.-This building has the old Gothick 1775. passages, and a great appearance of antiquity.- Ætat. 06. Three hundred prisoners sometimes in the gaol.
“ Much disturbed; hope no ill will be.S
“ In the afternoon I visited Mr. Freron the journalist. He spoke Latin very scantily, but seemed to understand me.-His house not splendid, but of commodious size.—His family, wife, son, and daughter, not elevated but decent.— I was pleased with my reception.—He is to translate my books, which I am to send him with notes.
“ Oct. 15. Sunday. At Choisi, a royal palace on the banks of the Seine, about 7 m. from Paris.
-The terrace noble along the river.-The rooms numerous and grand, but not discriminated from other palaces.-The chapel beautiful, but small.China globes.-Inlaid tables.—Labyrinth.--Sinking table.--Toilet tables.
“ Oct. 16. Monday. The Palais Royal very grand, large, and lofty.—A very great collection of pictures. -Three of Raphael.-Two Holy Family.--One small piece of M. Angelo.-One room of Rubens. -I thought the pictures of Raphael fine.
“ The Thuilleries.-Statues.-Venus.--Æn, and Anchises in his arms:-Nilus.-Many more. The walks not open to mean persons.—Chairs at night hired for two sous apiece.-Pont tournant.
“ Austin Nuns.-Grate.—Mrs. Fermor, Abbess. -She knew Pope, and thought him disagreeable.. Mrs. - has many books ;-has seen life.-Their frontlet disagreeable.-Their hood.—Their life easy.
8 This passage, which so many think superstitious, reminds me of Archbishop Laud's Diary.
1775. -Rise about five ; hour and half in chapel.-Dine
at ten.-Another hour and half at chapel; half an Ætat. 66.
hour about three, and half an hour more at seven : --four hours in chapel.-A large garden.—Thirteen pensioners.-Teacher complained.
" At the Boulevards saw nothing, yet was glad to be there.-Rope-dancing and farce.-Egg dance.
“ N. [Note.] Near Paris, whether on week-days or Sundays, the roads empty.
“ Oct. 17. Tuesday. At the Palais Marchand I bought A snuff-box,
63_2 12 6 « We heard the lawyers plead.-N. As many killed at Paris as there are days in the year.---Chambre de question.--Tournelle at the Palais Marchand. -An old venerable building.
“ The Palais Bourbon, belonging to the Prince of Condé. Only one small wing shown ;-lofty ;splendid ;-gold and glass.—The battles of the great Condé are painted in one of the rooms. The present Prince a grandsire at thirty-nine.
“ The sight of palaces, and other great buildings, leaves no very distinct images, unless to those 'who talk of them. As I entered, my wife was in my mind:' she would have been pleased. Having now nobody to please, I am little pleased.
9. His tender aff:ction for his departed wife, of which there are many evidences in his “Prayers and Meditations," appears very feelingly in this passage.
“ N. In France there is no middle rank.
1775. “So many shops open, that Sunday is little dis
Ætat. 66. tinguished at Paris.-- The palaces of Louvre and Thuilleries granted out in lodgings.
In the Palais de Bourbon, gilt globes of metal at the fire-place.
66 The French beds commended.--Much of the marble, only paste.
“ The colosseum a mere wooden building, at least much of it.
“ Oct. 18. Wednesday. We went to Fontainebleau, which we found a large mean town, crouded with people. The forest thick with woods, very extensive.--Manucci secured us lodgings. The appearance of the country pleasant.-No hills, few streams, only one hedge.--I remember no chapels nor crosses on the road.Pavement still, and rows of trees.
“ N. Nobody but mean people walk in Paris.
“ Oct. 19. Thursday. At Court, we saw the apartments ;--the King's bed-chamber and councilchamber extremely splendid.-Persons of all ranks in the external rooms through which the family passes ;
-servants and masters.Brunet with us the second time.
« The introductor came to us;civil to me.-Presenting.--I had scruples.-Not necessary. We went and saw the King and Queen at dinner. We saw the other ladies at dinner-Madame Elizabeth, with the Princess of Guimené. At night we went to a comedy. I neither saw
nor heard.-Drunken women.-Mrs. Th. preferred one to the other,
“ Oct. 20. Friday. We saw the Queen mount in the forest-Brown habit; rode aside: one lady
1775. rode aside.—The Queen's horse light grey ;-marÆtat. 66. tingale.-She galloped.-We then went to the apart
ments, and admired them.—Then wandered through the palace. In the passages, stalls and shops.-Painting in Fresco by a great master, worn out. We saw the King's horses and dogs.—The dogs almost all Englisu.-Degenerate.
66 The horses not much commended. The stables cool; the kennel filthy.
“ At night the ladies went to the opera. I refused, but should have been welcome.
“ The King fed himself with his left hand as we.
“ Saturday, 21. In the night I got ground. We came home to Paris. I think we did not see the chapel.-Tree broken by the wind. --The French chairs made all of boards painted.
“ N. Soldiers at the court of justice.-Soldiers not amenable to the magistrates.-Dijon woman.'
- Faggots in the palace. Every thing slovenly, except in the chief roonis.-Trees in the roads, some tall, none old, many very young and small.
“ Women's saddles seem ill made.- Queen's bridle woven with silver.—Tags to strike the horse.
“Sunday, Oct. 22. To Versailles, a mean town. Carriages of business passing.–Mean shops against the wall.--Our way lay through Sêve, where the China manufacture.-Wooden bridge at Sêvé, in the way to Versailles.—The palace of great extent.-The front long; I saw it not perfectly. The Menagerie. Cygnets dark; their black feet; on the ground; tame.-Halcyons, or gulls.--Stag and hind, young.--Aviary, very large : the net, wire.--Black stag of China, small.-Rhinoceros, the horn broken
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and pared away, which, I suppose, will grow; the 1775. basis, I think, four inches 'cross; the skin folds like
Ætat. 66. loose cloth doubled over his body, and cross his hips ; a vast animal, though young; as big, perhaps, as four oxen.—The young elephant, with his tusks just appearing.–The brown bear put out his paws ;-all very tame.-The lion.—The tigers I did not well view. The camel, or dromedary with two bunches called the Huguin, taller than any horse.--Two camels with one bunch.-Among the birds was a pelican, who being let out, went to a fountain, and swam about to catch fish. His feet well webbed : he dipped his head, and turned his long bill sidewise. He caught two or three fish, but did not eat them.
" Trianon is a kind of retreat appendant to Versailles. It has an open portico; the pavement, and I think, the pillars, of marble. There are many rooms, which I do not distinctly remember-A table of porphyry, about five feet long, and between two and three broad, given to Louis XIV. by the Venetian State. In the council-room almost all that was not door or window, was, I think, looking-glass. -Little Trianon is a small palace like a gentleman's house.-The upper floor paved with brick.-Little Vienne. The court is ill paved.--The rooms at the top are small, fit to sooth the imagination with privacy. In the front of Versailles are small basons of water on the terrace, and, other basons, I think, below them. There are little courts.—The great gallery is wainscotted with mirrours, not very large, but joined by frames. I suppose the large plates were not yet made.-The play-house was very large.mn
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